Asok is a highly skilled and grossly underpaid intern at Path-E-Tech. He often solves difficult problems in a few seconds, but for some strange reason despite years of working at Dilbert's company, he is still naïve to the cruelties and politics of the business world. As a result, he often ends up being the scapegoat for his coworkers' schemes. Despite many years as an intern and performing the functions of a senior engineer, Asok has been denied permission to be a regular employee and the usage of company resources for his work. Asok is paid so little he has to live and have holidays at the company, eat sponges (many of which have absorbed food-related stains) and drink dishwater. Lately, Wally has become a sort of bizarre mentor to the innocent Asok, teaching him the ways of laziness, cynicism and the office. Asok is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, the most challenging university on the planet. There, he learned on how to sleep only on holidays. He can reheat his coffee by placing the cup on his head and thinking of fire, but he says he no longer does it because it would freak people out.
He is so poor that he can only afford to take vacations inside the workplace. In "Holiday", he saved up enough to vacation in the handicapped stall in the 3rd-floor men's bathroom.